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Still Life Painting and Drawing

Still Life Painting and Drawing

Still, life is basically the drawing or painting of an inanimate object. When training as an artist, still life is usually where it starts. This popular genre of painting started many centuries ago, with its roots in Ancient Graeco-Roman artworks, as well as art from the Middle Ages where still life artworks often had religious or cultural symbolism. Since those ancient times, still, life painting has developed into quite a specialized genre which remains popular with art buyers around the world.
July 31, 2017 by Alex Haiduk
What is Abstract Art?

What is Abstract Art?

Abstract art is often misunderstood. Some people feel that art should be realistic paintings of beautiful landscapes or pensive portraits, like a story on canvas, not a bunch of lines, shapes, and colors. But if Realism is like a story, then Abstract art is like poetry - each line, shape, color, and texture carefully placed to express raw human emotions and complex concepts. The great thing about abstract art is that you don’t have to be able to draw or paint photorealistic pictures to create your own, just a canvas, some paint and a great deal of inspiration.
June 29, 2017 by Alex Haiduk
How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper

How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper

Regardless of how much you spend on your watercolors, you could simply be wasting money if you don’t ensure you are using the right paper. Without question, you aren’t always looking to create a masterpiece. You may be trying out a new product or even a new technique. Either way, having the right tool will make all the difference.
June 29, 2017 by Alex Haiduk
How to choose the right canvas for oil or acrylic painting

How to choose the right canvas for oil or acrylic painting

For centuries painters have used canvas to express their creativity, and to this day canvas remains the painting surface of choice for beginners and masters alike, especially for acrylic painting.

Canvas is a versatile painting surface and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and forms to suit every need and every budget. Arteza offers a multitude of canvases and canvas panels in a variety of different shapes & sizes. Lets take a look at the different types of canvas, and how to go about choosing the type that will work best for you.

May 09, 2017 by Alex Haiduk
10 Tips for Adult Coloring Book Newbies

10 Tips for Adult Coloring Book Newbies

The overwhelming majority of us enjoyed coloring and painting as children. So, is it really any wonder that many adults are rekindling that enjoyment today? To an extent it is. After all, coloring books for adults haven’t been widely available until recently, but now they seem to be ubiquitous. The purpose behind adult artistry is much different than when we were kids it seems. Instead of attempting to stay inside of the lines with the hopes of having our work stuck to the family refrigerator, we’re coloring for enjoyment, relaxation, therapy, to create art or some combination of all four. If you’re reading this then chances are that you might even be interested in trying it out yourself. Well, we put together a short list of a few tips to help you get started.
May 03, 2017 by Alex Haiduk